Surface Duo gets a launch-day firmware update to address multiple issues

Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Duo is finally available today, if you're in the United States, and as is usual with Surface products, Microsoft has published a day-one firmware update for the device. The company has launched the firmware updates page for the dual-screen smartphone, and it contains details of what's included in its first update.

Being an Android device, you don't have to worry as much about which version of the OS you're running to know if you're getting these updates. If you have a Surface Duo, you'll get the update, and here's what's changed in it:

Firmware version Update info

2020.812.86 (Unlocked Device)

2020.812.87 (AT&T Locked Device)

  • Device stability improvements.
  • Camera stability, performance, and image quality improvements.
  • Improved application gestures for dismissing and moving apps to full screen.
  • Improvements in calling features and stability.

To check for updates, you'll need to head into the Settings app and find the related section, but it's not too different from how it works on Windows-based Surface devices.

The Surface Duo's launch came with middling impressions from reviewers, with many complaints targeting the software and camera experiences, so hopefully these updates do something to alleviate those problems. Of course, there will be more updates over time, so there's a chance things will continue to get better.

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